The home was designed by Sherry with what the couple calls their “collection of memories in art form” in mind.
Each wall, shelf and pedestal serves as a canvas on which they display artwork and remember their travels to all regions of the world.
Sherry calls the home’s style “contemporary classic with a sense of humor.” The couple moved into the 6,700-square-foot home, built by Classic Homes of Akron, at Thanksgiving of 2002. The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath home sits on a narrow lot with the 13th green of the golf course in its backyard.
The two-story foyer dramatically displays a baby grand piano beneath a skylight on the second-floor balcony. Downstairs is a piece of the Berlin Wall the couple brought home from their visit to Germany.
To the right of the foyer is what the couple calls the art gallery hallway. It leads to the kitchen, great room and master bedroom suite. The hallway has a vaulted ceiling with approximately 17-foot-high wooden arches that are lighted from within and from above to enhance the statues displayed on pedestals below.
A favorite of Sherry’s is a globe that sits atop a statue of Pegasus, which the couple purchased in Hershey, Pa.
Sherry said it reminds her that as much as they love to travel, they always love coming home. Pegasus, which is prominent in the Great Hall of the Cultural Center for the Arts, represents Canton to them.
She also cherishes a sculpture she calls “Like Mother, Like Daughter,” given to her by her daughter, Lisa, who lives in Texas with her husband and baby.
Floors in the foyer and hall are custom hardwood with Brazilian cherry inserts.
As one enters the 30-by-40-foot great room, the eyes are drawn immediately from the floor to 15-foot-high ceiling windows that offer a perfect view of the Glenmoor Country Club and driving range.
Sherry said their view of Glenmoor’s Fourth of July fireworks is unrivaled and the family hosts parties for the occasion. She also watches the parade of classic cars enter the grounds for the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles from that same window.
“My husband and I are both claustrophobic, so we need a lot of space and glass,” Sherry said with a laugh.
The room is highlighted by a second baby grand piano and a marble fireplace.
The great room looks into the kitchen, which Sherry says is the most functional she’s ever had. It has three dishwashers, two microwaves, an eight-burner stove, and huge side-by-side refrigerator.
A screened porch off the kitchen is at the back of the property, while across the hall to the front of the home is its master suite.
Called a safe room, with its double set of doors, it has his and hers walk-in closets, two full baths, an enclosed patio outside the master bath and an exercise room.
Off the foyer is the library, which features a coffered ceiling, cherry bookcases and a fireplace. Shelves and niches were custom designed to display the couple’s statues and sculptures, including favorites from Hong Kong, Bali and Australia.
“These are things that mean something to us,” said Sherry, “not just decorations.”
Hidden within the shelves of the library is a hidden passage to a mother-in-law suite or maid’s quarters, which include a bedroom, bath, sitting room and kitchen.
Foreign guests traveling here to do business with Adelman’s Truck Parts often stay in the suite and use the separate entrance, not knowing there is access to the main home. Upstairs is a children’s suite made up of three bedrooms, which can be open among the three rooms or closed off individually. The Adelmans currently have it set up as a bedroom, dining area, and living area for guests.